Metro Exodus Sales 2.5x Higher on Epic Games Store Than Metro: Last Light on Steam - VGChartz
Metro Exodus Sales 2.5x Higher on Epic Games Store Than Metro: Last Light on Steam

Metro Exodus Sales 2.5x Higher on Epic Games Store Than Metro: Last Light on Steam - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 20 March 2019 / 1,338 Views

Epic Games revealed at their GDC 2019 keynote sales for Metro Exodus are 2.5 times higher on the Epic Games Store than what Metro: Last Light sold in the same amount of time. 

Just three weeks before release Metro Exodus became an Epic Games Store exclusive on Windows PC. 

Metro Exodus is available now for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.

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JON0 (on 20 March 2019)

Oh wow! I wonder how this could be possible considering Exodus was a highly anticipated game, with only one way to be able to play it on the PC. :O Not being able to have the choice as to where i get to play this game, coupled with the fact that LL released when the series was much less known? This is great news for Epic games store, they beat Steam!! Make a silly statement, you get a silly response. Epic games store as it is right now is a joke. Bringing exclusivity deals mere weeks before a game is released. Forcing people to play the game away from the store, that most originally played it on? A nice way to start the competition with Steam, hurt the end user. It's okay as long as the developers get more money right? If that's even the case.. how do we know the publishers don't pocket all that extra money? Oh, never mind. i shouldn't be remotely upset or frustrated about any of this, because one of my favourite series will be available to me in a years time instead.

Chazore (on 20 March 2019)

I like how it isn't taking into account that: LL was a game from 2013 A game from a different market climate, nearly 6 years ago, compared to a recent one that's exclusive. Also not taking into account the fact that they aren't mentioning the specifics on pre-orders from Steam store.

method114 (on 20 March 2019)

Really doesn't mean anything. The last games made this game much more popular. This game as whole sold better than the last games. The Witcher 3 sold much more than Witcher 1 or 2 and would have done so with or without steam.

AngryLittleAlchemist (on 21 March 2019)

Considering that physical sales came with an Epic Game Store code, and considering some people probably transitioned their Steam pre-order to Epic thinking it wouldn't work on Steam, and also considering that software sales are more front-loaded than ever (though digital platforms do admittedly have better legs than physical sales) .... this is a nothing story that's just going to be blown out of proportion to own Steam. Especially considering there's no breakdown here.

StriderKiwi (on 21 March 2019)

Expected the negative press and switch to a lesser platform to result in poor sales but I guess all publicity is good publicity...?

hunter_alien (on 22 March 2019)

Good. While most comments regarding the reason why this happened, are valid, it is noce to see that Epic is successfully taking on Steam. Steam became complacent, and they degenerated into the ap-store of the PC front. Good to see some real competition popping up.